Rather than do the drip-drip-drip thing with the wonderful aerial images shared by top geographic geek Gareth Thomas and Lichfield District Council, I’m going to share the whole set of 1:5,000 aerials of Chasewater and surrounds. All were taken in December, 1976, and show some remarkable detail.
Look out for the relatively treeless common, Chasewater lighthouse tower, spillway and mine works on the north shore. Also, note the remnants of the scrub between Coppice Lane/Engine Lane and the A5, where a huge grass fire had burnt the common to a cinder that summer.
Once again, thanks to Gareth and Lichfield District Council. Piece by piece, we are building a fine record of our history.
These images are huge, so please be patient. It’s taken me over two hours to upload them.